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Ed Eyestone – Utah Running Expert

Ed Eyestone, a two-time Olympian, is currently the head men’s distance coach at Brigham Young University. Since his arrival in 2000, Eyestone has formed a BYU team that is regarded as one of the best distance programs in the nation. Under Eyestone, the Cougars have won 8 Mountain West Conference Cross Country Championships and have finished in the nation’s top 25 every year, including a 5th place finish in 2004. His distance teams have helped win the Mountain West Conference Indoor and Outdoor titles 9 times each. He has been awarded the MWC Coach of the year 6 times. Eyestone, who was a 10-time All-American as an athlete at BYU, has coached BYU athletes to 36 All-American awards.

In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Eyestone was the head distance analyst for NBC at the Beijing Olympics. He has also served as a commentator for ESPN and Fox Sport’s “Elite Racing” since 1994 and has been a monthly columnist for Runner’s World magazine since 1999.

Accomplishments as a Runner:

  • Won every collegiate cross country race he entered his senior year at BYU
  • 1984-1985 season National Champion in Cross Country, 10,000 meters, and 5,000 meters (only the 3rd athlete to win this rare triple crown of national titles)
  • 1985 he set an NCAA record in the 10,000 meters with a time of 27:41.05
  • Was a professional distance runner for 15 years
  • Member of the U.S. Marathon Olympic team, first in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea, and then in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain
  • Named U.S. Road Racer of the Year five times
  • Career-best marathon time of 2:10.59

Earned a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology and a master’s in exercise science from BYU.

Eyestone is married to Lynn and they are the parents of six daughters.

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This entry was posted on Friday, January 1st, 2010 at 9:30 am and is filed under Utah Running Experts. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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